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(Pravda)   Russia will host the world championship in tank biathlon to determine the best crew of pontoon crossing equipment. This is not a euphe--actually I don't know what the hell that is   (english.pravda.ru) divider line 30
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2013-12-10 08:30:45 AM
Awesome, subby, it's awesome.

I wonder if they'll let private teams compete.  You can purchase a tank, especially an old Russian tank like a T-55.   Some dude in Bulgaria has 50+ T-55's for sale.
 
2013-12-10 08:34:49 AM
Nice trophy!

en.ria.ru
 
2013-12-10 09:46:34 AM
Actually, that model T-34 is quite a trophy when you consider the significance of that tank in WWII.
 
2013-12-10 09:47:33 AM
Russia tank is glorious and strong!  All other tanks are little girl tanks.
 
2013-12-10 10:06:03 AM
Why is this in the Politics tab? Oh and...

FTA: "To reduce costs and time of training specialists in the armed forces, new forms of education, with the use of computer technology will be introduced..."

Let me guess what that computer technology will be:

ap.ign.com
 
2013-12-10 10:09:46 AM

dittybopper: Awesome, subby, it's awesome.


Came here to say this.  

Let the dick-waving about which is the best tank in the world commence.

/if you are going to suggest a Russian-made tank, just don't.  Unless your only criteria is ease of repair and availability of parts.
 
2013-12-10 10:19:36 AM
Apropos of nothing, really, it's apparent that English is the author's second language. It's still better written than the crap I've read so far on CNN and Salon, today.
 
2013-12-10 10:20:52 AM
yaranakya.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-12-10 10:30:23 AM
What the hell happened to the Russia I knew?

th04.deviantart.net
When old school Russians came across a river, there wasn't any of this inflatable pontoon crap. You strapped a few empty oil drums on top of the hatch and you drove right across on the river bottom.

Plus, apparently much of the pre-war years were spent mowing the kelp...

fragilesprings.com
 
2013-12-10 10:42:20 AM
This thread is poised to be one awesome farking thread!

US should enter their most Iraq/Afghanistan Seasoned tanker participate, and let the best team win. If the Russians prove better than our most experience crews, we need to know that.
 
2013-12-10 10:52:50 AM

WelldeadLink: [yaranakya.files.wordpress.com image 850x478]

Rastsvetali iabloni i grushi,
Poplyli tumany nad rekoj.
Vykhodila na bereg Katyusha,
Na vysokij bereg na krutoj.

 
2013-12-10 10:56:27 AM
I just posted my r/cfb Top 25 poll in the form of tanks, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

http://imgur.com/a/MhGpS#0
 
2013-12-10 11:10:03 AM

WelldeadLink: [yaranakya.files.wordpress.com image 850x478]


Beaten to the Girls und Panzer reference. Curses.
 
2013-12-10 11:54:48 AM

Infinity370: WelldeadLink: [yaranakya.files.wordpress.com image 850x478]

Rastsvetali iabloni i grushi,
Poplyli tumany nad rekoj.
Vykhodila na bereg Katyusha,
Na vysokij bereg na krutoj.


Wait, isn't that Russian for "One ring to rule them all..."?
 
2013-12-10 11:55:39 AM
Pretty sure I saw one of these Russian Tank Biathlons on YouTube or LiveLeak.  Mostly it involved tank gunners unable to hit stationary targets from their stationary tanks.  My main takeaway was that US tankers have little to fear from Russian tankers.
 
2013-12-10 12:06:34 PM

Kaeishiwaza: Pretty sure I saw one of these Russian Tank Biathlons on YouTube or LiveLeak.  Mostly it involved tank gunners unable to hit stationary targets from their stationary tanks.  My main takeaway was that US tankers have little to fear from Russian tankers.


Well, yes, but quantity has a quality all it's own.

/It was 5 to 1.  I got 4.
 
2013-12-10 12:08:32 PM
You know what else has a quality all it's own?

i.huffpost.com

Kwan titty.
 
2013-12-10 12:15:33 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: What the hell happened to the Russia I knew?

[th04.deviantart.net image 777x1029]
When old school Russians came across a river, there wasn't any of this inflatable pontoon crap. You strapped a few empty oil drums on top of the hatch and you drove right across on the river bottom.


That's a training snorkel. The real ones don't have the tank commander peeking out of them:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-12-10 12:19:04 PM

Laobaojun: Infinity370: WelldeadLink: [yaranakya.files.wordpress.com image 850x478]

Rastsvetali iabloni i grushi,
Poplyli tumany nad rekoj.
Vykhodila na bereg Katyusha,
Na vysokij bereg na krutoj.

Wait, isn't that Russian for "One ring to rule them all..."?


No, it's just a paen to Stalin's organ. (Yes, the puns were intended.)

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-12-10 12:25:31 PM
randomc.net
 
2013-12-10 12:37:52 PM

Kaeishiwaza: Pretty sure I saw one of these Russian Tank Biathlons on YouTube or LiveLeak.  Mostly it involved tank gunners unable to hit stationary targets from their stationary tanks.  My main takeaway was that US tankers have little to fear from Russian tankers.



If you want stuff that will never die, even with zero or negative maintenance, buy Soviet.  If you want to hit what you're aiming at, buy American.
 
2013-12-10 12:43:43 PM

dittybopper: Kaeishiwaza: Pretty sure I saw one of these Russian Tank Biathlons on YouTube or LiveLeak.  Mostly it involved tank gunners unable to hit stationary targets from their stationary tanks.  My main takeaway was that US tankers have little to fear from Russian tankers.

Well, yes, but quantity has a quality all it's own.

/It was 5 to 1.  I got 4.


The Red Dawn days are over.  Right now the Russians have about 3,500 3rd generation MBTs in service.  The Americans have about 8,000 M1 Abrams in the A1 or A2 configuration.
 
2013-12-10 01:10:31 PM

dittybopper: Kaeishiwaza: Pretty sure I saw one of these Russian Tank Biathlons on YouTube or LiveLeak.  Mostly it involved tank gunners unable to hit stationary targets from their stationary tanks.  My main takeaway was that US tankers have little to fear from Russian tankers.

Well, yes, but quantity has a quality all it's own.

/It was 5 to 1.  I got 4.


The Russian population is less than half ours. It's not just how many tanks you have, but how many tank crews.
 
2013-12-10 01:35:21 PM

dittybopper: Awesome, subby, it's awesome.

I wonder if they'll let private teams compete.  You can purchase a tank, especially an old Russian tank like a T-55.   Some dude in Bulgaria has 50+ T-55's for sale.


That's great! There is an M75 APC for sale there for 20,000 Euro.
Just get the rest of the guys in my company to chip in and we'll have it for our next reserve training gig.

/IDF Combat Engineer reservist.
//You're already bringing half your gear from home, so why not an APC?
///It's in better condition than the ones we train on.
 
2013-12-10 01:42:10 PM

Kaeishiwaza: dittybopper: Kaeishiwaza: Pretty sure I saw one of these Russian Tank Biathlons on YouTube or LiveLeak.  Mostly it involved tank gunners unable to hit stationary targets from their stationary tanks.  My main takeaway was that US tankers have little to fear from Russian tankers.

Well, yes, but quantity has a quality all it's own.

/It was 5 to 1.  I got 4.

The Red Dawn days are over.  Right now the Russians have about 3,500 3rd generation MBTs in service.  The Americans have about 8,000 M1 Abrams in the A1 or A2 configuration.


Oh, well.  There's always China.  Only about 6,000 active MBTs themselves, but could build a lot more if they wanted to.
 
2013-12-10 03:33:32 PM

dittybopper: Kaeishiwaza: dittybopper: Kaeishiwaza: Pretty sure I saw one of these Russian Tank Biathlons on YouTube or LiveLeak.  Mostly it involved tank gunners unable to hit stationary targets from their stationary tanks.  My main takeaway was that US tankers have little to fear from Russian tankers.

Well, yes, but quantity has a quality all it's own.

/It was 5 to 1.  I got 4.

The Red Dawn days are over.  Right now the Russians have about 3,500 3rd generation MBTs in service.  The Americans have about 8,000 M1 Abrams in the A1 or A2 configuration.

Oh, well.  There's always China.  Only about 6,000 active MBTs themselves, but could build a lot more if they wanted to.


By the time they get to the US, they'll be N. Koreans.
 
2013-12-10 04:05:16 PM

UNC_Samurai: I just posted my r/cfb Top 25 poll in the form of tanks, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

http://imgur.com/a/MhGpS#0


Cool.  You've done some nice work on those, I've enjoyed them all season.  Now if you'll excuse me, I have the sudden urge to go play World of Tanks.
/Go green!
//Go white!
///Roses!
 
2013-12-10 04:15:49 PM

Polish Hussar: World of Tanks


Waiting for the 360 beta to open up.
 
2013-12-10 04:53:21 PM
Doesn't Canada Usually win the NATO version of this?
 
2013-12-11 07:55:41 AM

FormerJanitor: Doesn't Canada Usually win the NATO version of this?


They've traditionally been the hosts, but have only won twice. Historically the germans seem to be the best:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Army_Trophy
 
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